House lawmakers and combat veterans insist that the justice Department led an investigation into the role of the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, played in the orientation of American troops during the Iraq war.
EXCLUSIVE – Two house of the legislature and the combat veterans are leading a bipartisan effort urges the Ministry of justice an investigation into the role of the Syrian regime led by President Bashar al-Assad, played in the orientation of American troops during the Iraq war.
In a 7. December letter to state attorney General Jeff Sessions is obtained exclusively by Fox News, Republican Chairman of the warrior-Caucus Steve Russell and democratic Chairman Seth Moulton claims that from 2003 to 2009, the Assad regime was “responsible for the support of terrorist groups to cross from Syria and enter Iraq specifically to target American troops, resulting in death or serious injury.”
“On this day, American veterans and their families continue to suffer the consequences of reprehensible acts of these terrorists with the support of Bashar al-Assad,” the letter States. “As such, we write the United States Department of Justice demand to open a case against the Assad regime for its role in these crimes and violations of international law.”
The U.S. troops during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
According to Russell, and Moulton, American officials – including intelligence services – have confirmed that the Syrian dictator was directly involved in the orchestration of the transfer of weapons and personnel from Arab and Iranian supported militias to cross into Iraq from neighboring Syria with the intention to wound Americans.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Although it is yet to be determined, how many deaths can be attributed from the war to the regime, it was widely estimated that at least 11 per cent – about 500 U.S. military deaths were at the hands of militias, funded by Iran, a close ally of Damascus, and colleagues from the neighboring Iraq.
The letter pointed out that in 2003, then-Secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of state Colin Powell’s statements warning Syria delivered to stop support to the Transport of terrorist groups and military equipment in Iraq, while retired army gen John M. Keane-is the found now a Fox News senior strategic analyst — also, that “the Syrian facilitates intelligence services, the movement of al-Qaeda fighters from Damascus airport to the Eastern border with Syria.”
In addition, the letters are illuminated, which indicated in 2009, Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki to the fact that 90 percent of foreign terrorists were from different Arab nationalities to infiltrate Iraq via Syrian territory.
“On the field of battle, which we personally experienced the impact of the Syria – Iraq-the rebellion of the emergence and persistence. During this time, Assad provided the critical infrastructure support needed for the replenishment of terrorist fighters and equipment,” the letter continues. “There is abundant evidence that during the time the United States soldiers lost and suffered severe injuries at the hands of Assad’s support on Arab and Iranian terrorist fighters in Iraq.”
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The legislature is also claimed that even after 2009, the regime of “hand-in-hand with the Iranian militias, Hezbollah, Iraq, affiliate and other militant groups active in support of U.S. and Iraqi forces in close partnership,” and vowed that the Assad-earned regime, “will be held accountable for their heinous support of terrorism.”
The DOJ and a representative for Assad not immediately respond to a request for comment about the letter.
Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
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The Syrian government has routine denied moderately allegations, over the years, the cost of facilitating the transfer of weapons and terrorists in the aftermath of the US-led invasion of Iraq, and also fired that it harbored terrorists and enabled the training camp, in the Syrian territory.
Hollie McKay was a FoxNews.com a reporter for the newspaper since 2007. She has reported extensively from the Middle East to the rise and fall of terrorist groups such as ISIS in Iraq. You can follow her on twitter at @Hollies McKay